Das Beste an JavaScript

Author: Douglas Crockford,Peter Klicman

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897218763

Category: JavaScript (Computer program language)

Page: 163

View: 7870


The Cantatas of J.S. Bach

With Their Librettos in German-English Parallel Text

Author: Alfred Dürr,Richard Douglas Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198167075

Category: Music

Page: 967

View: 8452

A work-by-work commentary on the Bach cantatas by the world's most famous Bach scholar, now available in English for the first time. It includes all the cantata librettos in German-English parallel text. An indispensable reference book for anyone listening to, performing in, or studying any of the Bach cantatas.

J. S. Bach and the German Motet

Author: Daniel R. Melamed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521418645

Category: Music

Page: 229

View: 6604

The motets of J. S. Bach are probably the most sophisticated works ever composed in the genre. Nevertheless, Daniel Melamed maintains, the view that they constitute a body of work quite separate from the German motet tradition is mistaken. He starts by considering the eighteenth-century understanding of the term itself and finds that Bach's own use does indeed agree with his contemporaries and that his motets are rooted in the conventions of the time, particularly in matters of musical construction, performing forces, and type of text. A fresh look at the repertory shows that Bach composed motets all through his career and an appreciation of the contemporary conception of the motet sheds light on questions of how and why Bach himself used the form. Professor Melamed also finds plenty of evidence that motets and motet style played an important role in Bach's exploration of the musical past.

The Cantatas of J.S. Bach

An Analytical Guide

Author: W. Murray Young

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub


Category: Music

Page: 307

View: 2605

A thorough and invaluable reference for students of music, church groups, listeners and performers, this work translates the libretti, or text, of each of 253 sacred and secular cantatas by Bach into current, readable English and provides interpretative commentary on each movement. The cantatas are listed chronologically according to the town or city where Bach composed them. The sacred cantatas are discussed first, followed by secular ones. The Easter, Ascension, and Christmas oratorios are covered iin great detail. The text includes biographical information whenever relevant. An appendix lists the three cantata types (free--that is, based directly on the Bible and treated by Bach as he wished for choir and soloists; solo; and chorale) by their BWV (Bachwerke Verzeichnis) numbers. The general index also includes names of librettists and places involved in the writing or performing of the cantatas.

English/German Dictionary of Idioms

Supplement to the German/English Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Professor Hans Schemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135114285

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 560

View: 8851

This dictionary is the ideal supplement to the German/English Dictionary of Idioms, which together give a rich source of material for the translator from and into each language. The dictionary contains 15,000 headwords, each entry supplying the German equivalents, variants, contexts and the degree of currency/rarity of the idiomatic expression. This dictionary will be an invaluable resource for students and professional literary translators. Not for sale in Germany, Austria or Switzerland

The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach

Author: David Schulenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136091467

Category: Music

Page: 544

View: 2962

The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach provides an introduction to and comprehensive discussion of all the music for harpsichord and other stringed keyboard instruments by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Often played today on the modern piano, these works are central not only to the Western concert repertory but to musical pedagogy and study throughout the world. Intended as both a practical guide and an interpretive study, the book consists of three introductory chapters on general matters of historical context, style, and performance practice, followed by fifteen chapters on the individual works, treated in roughly chronological order. The works discussed include all of Bach's individual keyboard compositions as well as those comprising his famous collections, such as the Well-Tempered Clavier, the English and French Suites, and the Art of Fugue.

An Introduction to Bach Studies

Author: Daniel R. Melamed,Michael Marissen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198028550

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 4024

This volume is a guide to the resources and materials of Bach scholarship, both for the non specialist wondering where to begin in the enormous literature on J. S. Bach, and for the Bach specialist looking for a convenient and up to date survey of the field. It describes the tools of Bach research and how to use them, and suggests how to get started in Bach research by describing the principal areas of research and citing the essential literature on each piece and topic. The authors emphasize the issues that have engaged Bach scholars for generations, focusing on particularly important writings; on recent literature; on overviews, collections of essays and handbooks; and on writings in English. Subjects covered include bibliographic tools of Bach research and sources of literature; Bach's family; Bach biographies; places Bach lived and worked; Bach's teaching; the liturgy; Bach source studies and the transmission of his music; repertory and editions; genres and individual vocal and instrumental works; performance practice; the reception and analysis of Bach's music; and many others. The book also offers explanations of important and potentially confusing topics in Bach research, such as the organization of the annual cantata cycles, pitch standards, the history of the Berlin libraries, the structure of the critical commentary volumes in the Neue Bach Ausgabe, and so on. This book opens up the rich world of Bach scholarship to students, teachers, performers, and listeners.